to be catalytic—to be an agent of transformational thinking
collaboration is the new black.
innovative, synthetic and integrative thinking is the backbone of the new economy.
authenticity is the only non-replicable competitive advantage for Iwi, business, government and community sectors.
multiple dividends are the new normal—economic, environmental, social and cultural.
Sacha McMeeking is catalytic. Recognised as an emerging New Zealand leader, she was the inaugural Fulbright Harkness Fellow in 2010. Formerly the General Manager of Strategy and Influence with Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, she was responsible for leading the external affairs portfolio for the Iwi spanning government engagement, public policy, brand and reputation.
Her accomplishments include:
- Designing the international advocacy strategy concerning the 2003 foreshore and seabed reform which resulted in the first successful human rights complaint concerning Iwi being upheld by successive UN bodies
- Developing a comprehensive corporate social responsibility framework and toolkit for Iwi and Māori organisations
- Negotiating a number of pioneering outcomes with government
She graduated from the University of Canterbury with a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) and then went on to lecture in the faculty in various fields (constitutional law, Māori legal issues, comparative indigenous rights and international law).
Sacha has been appointed to a number of boards, Trusts and government advisory bodies.
Anake has an inordinately capacious, visionary and catalytic mind. He is a recognised expert in economic and community development, complex negotiations, social innovation and philanthropy.
Formerly the Chief Executive Officer of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu and a key negotiator for Ngāi Tahu Treaty Settlement in the 1990s, Anake can fairly be recognised as an architect of the catalytic change generated through the Settlement and post Settlement policy landscape in New Zealand.
Anake has a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and an MBA from the University of Canterbury.
Anake is a director of Meridian Energy Limited.